Thursday, 26 July 2018

Just Swimming By

Hello and Welcome.
Just a fun card I made for one of my little friends that was having a birthday.
Simple card using this cute fish image.

I began by making the background using the 'Splash Watercolour' technique.  I rubbed some Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feather and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks onto my non-stick mat, sprayed with water and slapped my paper into the wet ink, drying between layers of ink.
When it was dry, I used the Avery Elle Wonky Stitched die to cut it out.

Next, I stamped the fish from Your Next Stamp using my Misti, die cut it out and watercoloured with more of the Distress inks. I added some Glossy Accents in a heavy layer over the mask on the fish to add some interest and make it look like it was glass.  I pop dot mounted the fish over the background and added it all to a plain white card.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Mini Snorkel Fun Fishy (Your Next Stamp)= Happy Birthday (Stamping Bella)
Inks- Peacock Feather, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio DI (TH)= Memento Black
Paper- Heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Glossy Accents (Ranger)= Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Cuttlebug= pop dots=
Mister (TH)= Non-stick Craft Mat (TH)= Wonky Stitched die (Avery Elle)= Fish die (YNS)


Pat said...

What a sweet image Karen and love your beautiful mix of colours for that watery background, and the pretty wonky stitched rectangle too. x

Bunny said...

Such a cute card. Love the glossy accents and those blue and green colors. [Bunny]

nancy littrell said...

Love your Splash background and cute fish, Karen. Your little friend will love their card. TFS my friend. Hugs.

Bonnie said...

These goggles make me smile, Karen! What a fun card for your little friend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a cute fish image with him wearing those goggles. Great card.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, love the fifth image, so cute, and background colours and fabulous, Kate x x

Nora N. said...

This is so CUTE!! I love the fun little fish with the goggles. Made me smile.

Christine Alexander said...

so cute Karen, I love your little fish with his googly eyes :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Definitely a fun card, but beautiful too.
Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

Loll said...

Adorable card Karen! Love that sweet little fishy! :) xx

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, this is such a cute card, Karen! LOVE your watercolored background, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

Ellenor Emilsson said...

Haha this card is SOOOO cute! I love it so much!
Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS - Ellenor

Lisa Kind said...

OMGoodness this image is so adorable! Love your bg too! Thanks for playing with Time Out!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous CAS card Karen! The image is super cute and I love your inky background.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Jill Vickers said...

Your background is so beautiful - it really makes me think of an ocean and your fish is absolutely adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Bobby said...

Your little friend must have loved this, Karen, because it's so cute, especially with the GA on the goggles. You do have a way with that splash technique because the background it wonderful.